Levine Measure Help Immigrant Families, Children

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Marc Levine’s (D-Marin) bill, Assembly Bill 2642, passed the State Assembly on 64-0 bipartisan vote. AB 2642 would allow non-profits from other states to serve as legal guardians to unaccompanied minors, just as California non-profits are already allowed to do. The Assembly floor vote coincided with the arrival of 150 to 200 migrants, many of them children, at the United States southern border. “We’re talking about children in need, capable people who want to help, and a legal barrier that does nothing but get in the way,” said Assemblymember Levine. “The situation is obvious – remove the barrier so we can help children.” To learn more about this effort to increase help for unaccompanied immigrant children, watch this Assembly Access video.